3.30.2016

Message Board | DIY

Don't you love when a simple DIY makes a big impact? This Message Board DIY is now one of my favorite items in our home! It is so much fun rearranging the letters to come up with different quotes and I love how it finally makes our living room corner look complete! I've been trying to find something for the longest time to put above the cart and obviously DIY was the way to go.

I found this idea from Floral & Hardie and while I admire their work, I'll be admiring from afar since their price tag doesn't exactly match my budget. I also love how this coffee shop used the same technique for a menu.

This was so easy to whip up since I already had the frame! The part that really makes it pop is using sticker letters for a clean design. Here is how you can make your own message board:

 Materials: Frame, 4  3/8x36" square dowels , 4 1/4x36" square dowels, 3-4 long strips of thin birch wood, Wood Glue,  White Spray Paint, Black Letter Stickers
Process: First, cut your birch wood into 2.5x1" pieces. I ended up with 55 pieces. Paint all the pieces white including the back of the frame insert. Cut your square dowels into 13.25" pieces. Glue one 3/8 square dowel to a 1/4 dowel to make a right angle. After the glue dries, Spray paint the wood ledges. Attach stickers to the birch wood pieces. After the spray paint dries, glue to the back of the frame!
^Quote by my friend, Sallie
Can you tell I had fun changing up the quotes? What would you write on your message board

PS: If you want the "Plant Lady Is The New Cat Lady" in a print, look here.

22 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial
    http://soldenochedecocrochet.blogspot.com.ar/

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  2. LOVE this! So going to use this tutorial at some point. :)

    Rebecca

    www.rebeccafinleyphotography.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I feel like everyone needs some kind of board in their home for fun messages ;)

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  3. Dear Courtney,

    Can you please tell me what size frame you used? I love this idea so much! Thank you for the DIY tutorial!

    - Becca

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    1. Hey Becca! The frame I used is 20x26.5! I got it at Michaels for super cheap!

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  4. Thank-you for a lovely easy tutorial! I want to make one for my next craft market! Samantha www.crafternoonteahostess.co.uk.

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  5. This looks like so much fun!!! =P

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    1. I've enjoyed changing up the quote! Right now it says "Let's Taco Bout It"

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  6. Such a fun and cute idea! I love how simple it is <3
    Love,
    Thays

    www.sillycrazyme.com

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    1. I can't take all the credit, but thank you!

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  8. Such a cute little DIY! Love personalized stuff like this. My mood changes so often with decor in our home, that I'm constantly rearranging everything! I like that this is so easy to change whenever you want!

    Cortney | A Whimsy Wonderland
    www.awhimsywonderland.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I love having it our home :)

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  10. I love this DIY! But may I ask where your curtains and rods came from? I love them!

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    1. Hey anna! They are from Target, I believe! My husband actually bought them way before we met/got married!

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  11. Beautiful home! I love how minimalistic the color scheme is. Could you please let me know where your kitchen cart is? I'm currently looking for one and yours is super cute!

    Lena - http://zoyaandme.com/

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